Redundancy makes the system resilient to connectivity issues, node churn or targeted ddos attacks and enables a zero-downtime service. Users remain sovereign owners of their personal data in alignment with fair data principles.
Shifting the cost of access, hosting and execution to users removes the last obstacle to truly agile and adaptive application development.
The Internet is no longer just a niche where geeks play. It has become a fundamental conduit of value creation and a huge share of overall economic activity. Yet the data economy in it’s current state is far from fair, the distribution of the spoils is under the control of those who control the data - mostly companies keeping the data to themselves in isolated data silos. To achieve the goal of a fair data economy many social, legal and technological issues will have to be tackled.
Swarm MVP was released February 25, 2020. Read the release article here.
Swarm MVP release enables DApp developers with a staging environment, where app data can persist through local pinning until Swarm 1.0 is launched. Furthermore for popular DApps it can be used as a production environment because they can be accessed through any gateway.
Swarm Alpha was released June 29, 2020. Read all about it here.
The alpha launch is the first step on our roadmap to bring this to mainnet release: it realises Distributed Immutable Store for Chunks (DISC), Swarm’s private and permissionless storage model, the foundation of true digital sovereignty.
Swarm Beta was released Septemer 28, 2020. Read the release article here.
Another update with these new features: Bandwidth incentives (on the Görli test network) are enabled by default, Zero-leak messaging (Pss), External signer support (Clef), Improved sync and download performance
Live is the last release before Swarm moves to mainnet with a 1.0 release. Read the release article here.
Swarm 1.0 will be released early 2021.
Swarm 1.0 will feature the release on mainnet.